Four years ago I was amazed, delighted and proud that our country had finally reached a point where skin color didn't matter anymore. After all, its just skin.
You see, I grew up in the South with Midwestern parents who intelligently raised us with no prejudice toward anyone. What a gift! But, I witnessed much unkindness toward people including myself for my views. I raised my family to be color blind. I see the results of that on a daily basis and am so proud.
Tuesday night I was with a large group of friends to watch the election returns, with great concern. We all knew that more money then one could imagine had been spent to defeat the current President by the Republican party and those who would gain from defeating him.
One of the joys of living in San Miguel is the HUGE contingent of Democrats, like minded people, who live here. In fact, the Democrats Abroad chapter here is one of the largest in the World.
How refreshing to be able to express views without vicious attacks. There are many who don't agree with each other's views or persuasions but we actually have intelligent discussions about divergent views. It's called tolerance. It's called respect. It's called maturity.
All of us were surprised at how fast the whole election result process was completed. We were prepared to be at a friend's house long into the night.
I haven't said anything about the election other then to agree with others on Facebook. I have not made a derogatory comment against anyone.
But, I must tell you when someone asked me if I was for "free not freedom for the USA", I was speechless. I responded by telling that person that I had never received anything free in my life, had worked 40 years, raised three kind, compassionate adult children, and now was living on social security - which I don't consider "free". Really, how rude!
In my humble opinion, Romney's attitude that the 47% were welfare recipients, slackers and people who don't work has done a great disservice to our country.
I sincerely hope that all people reach out to each other and embrace as citizens of the USA and the World. After all, we are all in this together.
Congratulations to Barack Obama - we women "get it"!